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my mother has lung and liver cancer ,had kemo tablets and injection has taken chest infection now has taken namonia. what will i expect
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replied January 29th, 2009
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Both, the liver and lung cancer, usually, when detected (have become symptomatic) are already advanced cases, so, the prognosis is very poor.
Since chemotherapy kills fast growing cells like cancer cells, other normal body cells with same rate of forming are affected, too.
This is case with bone marrow cells, so, the chemotherapy patients, usually, have lower number of infection fighting white blood cells, low red blood cells (anemia, feeling tired, short of breath, dizzy), and low number of platelets, leading to blood cloting process dysfunction.
Due to low white cells count, your mother is vulnerable to infections, as her case of lungs infection (pneumonia).
The fewer white cells she has and the longer she remains with not enough white cells, the risk for even life-threatening infections is bigger.
Her oncologist can delay her treatment or lower her dose of chemotherapy drugs until her blood count is corrected.
I hope she is hospitalized for treating this infection.

Best wishes!
Marija
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replied April 2nd, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Chest infection should be treated aggressively in individual who is on chemotherapy. Ideally she should be treated in intensive care.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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